Roland GW-8
Roland GW-8

GW-8, Keyboard Arranger from Roland.

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Average Score:3.7( 3.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 1 user review33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Lar Clobsay01/11/2013

Lar Clobsay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good material"

Roland GW-8
- Keyboard 61 keys (with velocity)
- Tone Generator
- Polyphony 128 voices
- Parts 16 parts + Keyboard part
- Memory Waveform 256MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
- Preset Memory Performances:
- 128 Sounds: 896 + 256 (GM2) + "world"
- Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2) + "world"
- User Memory Performances: 128, Performance
- "Favorite": 100, Sons 'Favorite': 100
- Effects MFX: Upper
- Lower: 78 types, Chorus: 3 types,
- Reverb: 5 types
- Types of accompaniment styles, songs, reading data on USB
- Tempo (MIDI) 20 ~ 250
- Changes in style 4x Intro
- 4x Main
- 4x Ending,
- 4x Fill In,
- Sync Start, Stop, One Touch Setting
- Cuts (16-track recorder)
- Mode recording 16 tracks (Mix, Replace)
- Count in, Punch In-Out, Input Quantize
- USB Drive 999 songs
- SMF Format 0/1
- Audio files: WAV/AIFF/MP3
- Preset Memory Styles: 130 + "world"
- User Memory Styles: 100
- Cuts: 200 Miscellaneous
- Controllers D BEAM x1, Lever Pitch Bend / Modulation x1
- Control Knobs x2
- Operating System Windows XP Home SP2 or later
- Vista * Does not work with 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
- White graphic LCD 240 x 64 dots
- Taken
- Output Jacks (L / MONO, R)
- Ext Input
- Headphone jack
- MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
- Taking Hold Pedal
- Taking Control Pedal
- USB Ports: COMPUTER (supports USB MIDI) / Port MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 flash memory)
- Power supply DC9V (AC)
- Draw 1,000 mA
- Accessories Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Style Converter 3.0, Playlist Editor)
- AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), USB Memory Protection


Simple configuration, manual clear.


I have been using one an.Matériel scalable.
I've tried several, Korg, Yamaha etc, but each has its advantages and shortcomings.
I did not really like the keyboard slightly noisy.

Very good quality price, professional it does not have to fade other more expensive keyboards.

I would do the same choice.

cote-ouest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reviews on ROLAND GW8-E"

Roland GW-8
Very good arranger keyboard. Superb sound bank (Recent). Very easy to handle. "His most: her weight for transport."
I regret separates mine because I share abroad for 5 years in another field.

See the documentation on the net regarding its sound banks, its drum kits, effects etc..

Currently, version 1 or 2 (ditto), we must seek the difference!
No better since Roland.


Everything is very clear, at all levels. Excellent arranger workstation.


2 years I have followed since the Roland E 70, I followed all the developments. This one is interesting report "Quality-Price".

What I find amazing is the USB connection to the computer and its compartment (registration, import, export etc..) By the USB facade, protected by a flap. AWESOME!

Alternatif93's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GW-8
What type of keyboard (piano synth ...)? How many octaves? 5 octaves, the sensitive vlocitbr /> What connections (audio, MIDI ...)? Outputs (L / mono, R)
Ext Input Output
Headphone Jack
Connectors Hold Pedal
Control Pedal connector
USB Ports
How many sounds and styles available? Are ditables? 128 Performance
Tones: 896 + 256 (GM2) + World
Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2) + World
Styles: 130 + World
Change styles: 4 Intro, 4 hands, 4 ending, 4 fill-in
Edition light enough, but hey, it's not his role nor too <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />

He has an effects section? MFX: Upper and Lower, 78 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
What are the characters of squenceur? Squenceur 16 tracks ...
Features: 16-track, Rec mode (Mix, Replace), Count-in, punch in-out
Input quantize


Configuration gnrale Is it easy? Configuration gnrale trs simple, quick start.
The edition of sound effects or is it easy? Yes.
The manual is clear and sufficient? ... The manual is in French and clear. Given the simplicity of BCAN, I think it's enough.


How long have you use it? I use it for 3 days
What is the particular feature you like best and least? What I like most is the number of nimble, styles, especially World and all the rest.
What I like least ....... hm, hm, I do not <img class="smiley" src="" alt="biggrin" />
Have you tried many other models before acqurir? This is my first arranger keyboard, and before this one I have not had any other models.
How do you report qualitprix? Excellent
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ... I would do without this choice hsiter. I find this keyboard just gnial!